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Goose Fayre comes to Park House at Bulwell

All the fun of the Fayre came to Park House residents when activities coordinator Karen Law decided that we could have our own version;

A great array of Goose fayre snacks were prepared, cook and Karen did a great job, bringing the food fayre to residents at Park House.

Joyce especially enjoyed the candy floss .......

Karen shows that she is a dab hand with the treacle topping .....

Meanwhile Edith looks content with her cuppa;

Assistant Manager, Caroline Downing can afford the occasional tasting,

Ed cant decide what to have next, as he has a selection of nibbles to choose from;

 

While Dennis gets 'stuck in' to a fritter of some description....

Now to get the games going after all that food, starting off with a visiting little girl doing hook a duck. Games certainly bought the fun of the fayre to Park House and visitors and residents enjoyed the challenge of the traditional activities, as well as the food!

Katie shows what a good sport she is, sitting in for  - all in a days work for Katie the carer! Staff do enjoy joining in and making it fun for the residents.

This was a great days activity as Karen proved the residents wouldn' miss out on Goose Fayre, an important annual event for many of them over the years in Nottingham.

 

Posted on 25 Oct 2017
Marie Curie Fund Raiser for Friday afternoon Fun, at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

Resident Diana Boyles, looking happy at the cake fund raising event, in good hands with Carer Kevin Lea and daughter Diane.

Flag waving always goes down well as residents take the air on the canal side patio.

Someones pinched a slice of cake here, nevertheless funds were accumulated for Marie Curie.  

Coordinator Louise arranged a good event and our thanks go to all the cooks contributing with some excellent baking.

Resident Michael in his favourite chair, with its view of the Erewash canal. He enjoyed the entertainment when singer Katie raised spirts with her lovely voice.

Another worthwhile event took place recently for Alzeimers, when Coordinator Louise Chadwick helped her colleague Kerry Anne, from Canal Vue, complete a Marathon. - WELL DONE - both.

Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Enhanced Training to Assist with Nutrition at Eastgate Care Homes

Eastgate's Induction Training at the White Swan recently involved learning about Dysphagia; difficulty or discomfort in swallowing,

Lisa Nicholson, from medical company Nutricia visited to share her knowledge with our employees about nutrition and liquid intake and ways in which carers can help. 

Interactive exercises exemplified some of the difficulties that individuals with dysphagia may experience and how this can lead to dehydration.

'Some people with dysphagia  have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can't swallow at all.'

Lisa, who qualified as a nurse has first hand involvement in dealing with this and effectively explained some of the hazards and things we can do to help. She explained how the Nutricia range of products can be beneficial at different stages of dysphagia.

One new recruit noted,

'We all benefitted from the insightful delivery from Lisa and can see the benefits residents may be able to obtain from the fluids and nutritional supplements'

 

 

 

Posted on 05 Oct 2017
Oldest Resident Celebrates 103 At Alexandra House

Eleanor Rout reached the grand age of 103 and celebrated with friends and family at Alex. House in Eastwood;

 

Eleanor has shared several big birthdays with us, but we had a great gathering this time with we think our oldest resident ever! Eleanor's family came with sherry, cakes and refreshments and a fabulous time was had by all.

 

This meant party entertainment, we had a pianist called Jane come in and play some nice classical pieces, followed by some sing a long with on mother Kelly's doorstep and some good songs such from the sound of music.

Fabulous flowers, poster and cards.

Eleanor's daughter said 'how wonderful she is for her age and praised all the staff for all the hard work they do. She said her mum loves being at Alex house' 

Eleanor last year joining in with our activities.

........and we all know Eleanor to be a true character with some vivid stories of her working life in service! Eleanor received lots of flowers and chocolate from friends and relatives and said how much she had enjoyed her day.

Alexandra House, a place called home for our residents, with daily fun, warmth and caring.

 

 

 

Posted on 27 Sep 2017
Residents at Alexandra House See Tour of Britain speed through Eastwood

Residents enjoy an 'outing' to Hill Top to support the British Cyclists on tour;

 

120 of the world’s top cyclists raced a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent, Notts. The route passed through Eastwood, where staff and residents were able to cheer our cyclists on at Wroughton Court Corner.

 

Nottinghamshire hosts an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, during September, the UK’s premier road cycling race. The event visits Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent for the first time and we were lucky enough to view the spectacle.

 

 

Stan, Joyce, Nora, Doris, Michael and June had a fabulous time cheering the cyclists on their route, taking in; Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.

 

 

Activities Coordinator Debbie said, 'Its good to be able to get our residents out in the air to see such excitement, staff appreciated it too and it makes us feel a part of the community and keeps us in contact with national events.'

Alexandra House,a  part of the local community

Posted on 08 Sep 2017

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